The Gold Coast’s top 5 luxury apartments available to buy now

By: Jade Horrobin: October 4, 2018, Updated: January 21, 2019

When it comes to opulence and luxury, no one does it quite like the Gold Coast. There is something about the world-famous white sandy beaches and bright blue of the surf rolling onto the shore that takes beachside property to the next level. For the last few decades each new development has tried to outdo the last, with bigger, better, more luxurious apartments than ever before. From floor plans the size of your average acreage block to celeb-worthy home cinemas and private pools, we take a look at the top five luxury apartments on the Gold Coast available to buy now.

Spirit, Surfers Paradise

Occupying the top two levels of the building, this four bedroom, five bathroom ‘skyhome’ is the most luxurious apartment not only on the Gold Coast but throughout the entirety of Queensland.

Gold Coast luxury apartments Spirit Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast luxury apartments: Spirit Surfers Paradise

Price
$41.2 million

Unique Luxury Features
• At 1899 square metres, this penthouse is the largest in Queensland.
• The floor plan design is completely customisable.
• Amazing ocean views and a private full-sized pool.

Bringing a new level of prestige to the Gold Coast, the penthouse at Spirit is breaking all kinds of records. If sold at the advertised price of $41.2 million, it will be the most expensive single residence ever sold in the state. If you discount the spire on top of Q1, Spirit will be the tallest residential building in Queensland upon completion. Which also means this luxury apartment will be the highest residence in the state. Situated on Level 86 and 87, the penthouse spans nearly half an acre and offers a bespoke design, with a completely customisable floor plan which can cater to the buyer’s wildest dreams.

The penthouse is guaranteed to offer its own full-sized pool and expansive outdoor entertaining area, as well as a balcony which wraps around the entire eastern side of the building, providing unparalleled views out over the ocean. The owners will also have access to the exclusive rooftop, with yet another pool, floating lounge area and bar which is only accessible for residents of Level 57 and above. There are two further floors which also offer recreational facilities including two more pools, two gyms, two exclusive-use lounge bars, a day spa, sauna, and steam room. On Levels 1 – 4 of Spirit, you’ll find a 3530 square-metre retail precinct with Michelin Star restaurants and high-end designer boutiques. Spirit also offers an in-house car detailing service, babysitting, pet vacation care, butlers and personal grocery shoppers. Construction has already begun on the site and completion is expected in 2020.

Jewel, Surfers Paradise

Atop the third tower of Jewel will sit a four-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom penthouse of nearly 500 square metres. This residence truly deserves a place in the crown amidst the best of Surfers Paradise luxury apartments.

Gold Coast luxury apartments Jewel Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast luxury apartments: Jewel Surfers Paradise

Price
$15 million

Unique Luxury Features
• East-facing balcony and private pool with completely unobstructed views.
• Marble and onyx finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms.
• Access to the hotel-style facilities on Level 1 – 3, with a 24-hour concierge service.

Floor 34 is reserved for the exclusive use of the penthouse, with an internal area of 431 square metres and a 59 square metre balcony making Jewel one of the largest single-level suites available. The open terrace features a private pool and spa looking out over unobstructed views of the beaches and the Pacific Ocean. All four bedrooms have an attached ensuite and the spa-sized freestanding bath is an eye-catching feature of the master bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling glass capitalises on the views, meaning you can always see the ocean. A 24/7 concierge is available on the ground floor of the building, for the exclusive use of Tower 3 residents. On the lowest three levels of the building, you’ll find a resort-style outdoor pool and lounge area, a heated indoor pool, gym, sauna and steam room as well as a myriad of dining options including a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant. Jewel’s third tower is the only exclusively residential tower, with no holiday lets permitted. All three buildings stand together to make a grand architectural statement that will see Jewel become one of the most recognisable developments in the world.

Pacific, Palm Beach

A media room, wine cellar, cold room and private gym on Level 9 combine with an exclusive-use rooftop with heated pool and sundeck to form this enviable residence.

Gold Coast luxury apartments Pacific Palm Beach

Gold Coast luxury apartments: Pacific Palm Beach

Price
$6.5 million

Unique Luxury Features
• Private rooftop with kitchen, barbecue, bar, and heated pool.
• Wine cellar and cold room to create a fine-dining experience at home.
• The boutique size of Pacific Palm Beach means you can cultivate a real sense of community with neighbours.

Situated across Level 9 and 10 of this boutique development, the penthouse at Pacific Palm Beach offers an array of lifestyle-centric inclusions. Nestled right on the beachfront at the quieter end of the Gold Coast, this 10-level development is specifically designed with the high-end owner-occupier in mind. The penthouse is the only remaining residence still available at Pacific Palm Beach, the other thirteen have already been secured with prices starting at $2 million. The main internal living area reaches an expanse of 391 square metres, with media room, study and library rooms in addition to the four bedrooms. A cold room, large butler’s pantry and private wine cellar make this penthouse perfect for foodies. In addition, there is over 274 square metres of exterior space available across the balcony and private rooftop, which is accessed via an open spiralled staircase. On the private rooftop, you’ll find an outdoor dining area with barbecue, bar, heated pool and sun deck.

Opus, Broadbeach

Opulent finishes and a prime location in Broadbeach make the Opus penthouse truly celeb-worthy with a home theatre, two living spaces, three balconies and a private pool.

Gold Coast luxury apartments Opus Broadbeach

Gold Coast luxury apartments: Opus Broadbeach

Price
$4.99 million

Unique Luxury Features
• Two living areas and a home theatre make this penthouse feel very spacious.
• Private eight-metre-long pool.
• Premium fixtures including Wolf appliances, Parisi bathroomware and a Sub-Zero fridge.

The Opus penthouse spreads across the entire 258 square metres of the 27th Floor, with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Although Opus is positioned approximately 200 metres back from the shoreline, the view of the ocean is mostly unobstructed from Level 27 thanks to Broadbeach Park. You can really capitalise on the beachside breezes at Opus, thanks to the three balconies, totalling 191 square metres, which wrap around the penthouse. The largest balcony features an outdoor dining area and barbecue area that opens directly from the kitchen, as well as a sundeck and a private pool. Inside, the fixtures, finishes and appliances really stand out. Design highlights include Parisi bathroomware and a feature bath in the main bathroom. The kitchen features FRANKE’s tectonite technology tapware and sink, Wolf appliances, and a Sub-Zero fridge — owned by the likes of Oprah and Jamie Oliver.

Periscope, Palm Beach

Create your dream penthouse with 400 square metres of fully-customisable space on Level 7 of Periscope, with expansive views up and down the coastline.

Gold Coast luxury apartments Periscope Palm Beach

Gold Coast luxury apartments: Periscope Palm Beach

Price
$3.6 million

Unique Luxury Features
• The floor plan is fully customisable with the ability to make changes until construction reaches Level 7.
• Wrap-around balcony with views from Burleigh to Currumbin.
• Balcony features a barbecue and swim spa.

With only 28 luxury apartments in total, Periscope in Palm Beach is an ideally sized development for those who prefer a community atmosphere, while still enjoying a vast array of top-quality apartment facilities, including an infinity pool, large sun deck and dining area. The penthouse itself has a private swim spa, with both hot and cold temperature options suitable for cooling down on hot summer days and warming up while watching an autumn sunset. The balcony wraps the entire way around the apartment, offering a total of 120 square metres of outdoor space. With floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the ocean from all four bedrooms, the inside living space feels like an extension of the outdoor area. Currently, the floor plan offers four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with a media room, a wine fridge and a large statement bath in the master bathroom. Periscope offers complete customisation of their penthouse floor plan, with this option available until construction begins on Level 7. Construction has already started and Periscope is expected to be complete in October of 2019.

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